Keeping up with the Joneses

The longer I continue this blog and the more comments I receive, I stumble across more mental health blogs that offer unique insight and a wealth of information. However, I have only so much time in the day (and week!) and can’t keep up with all of them. This disappoints me as I love to read them all but feel overwhelmed. I use Thunderbird, a program similar to Outlook, that downloads RSS feeds but I already have 30+ sites listed. I’m not a fan of Google Reader. Anyone have any suggestions on how to keep up with the  blogs you read?

5 thoughts on “Keeping up with the Joneses

  1. I’ve tried several aggregators but always come back to google reader. With its tagging capabilities and “share” features its perfect for my needs. I’ve used Thunderbird. Safari has a built in reader I’ve used. I’ve tried all the major online models but they’r all pretty crappy, with the exception google reader. If you don’t mind a lot of pointless clicking you can just use your blog roll but you’ll waste a lot to time that way. I guess it’s just a question of finding something that clicks for you.

  2. All respect to PJ above, I don’t like Google Reader as much as bloglines. Greader is okay, but bloglines beta (there are two versions: original and beta. The original bloglines is inferior to google reader, I think) is cleaner and less cluttered than google reader. For what it’s worth.
    Bloglines is still a feed reader though, and if you don’t like Google Reader you might not like it either.

  3. I’ve been feeling the same way and wondering about this, too. Thanks for the post, Marissa, and the comments, guys. I have google reader, but I even get overwhelmed with that unless I read it every single day, which I don’t!! And I like to comment, too, but like you said, it just gets to be too much! Maybe I’ll give the reader another try…

  4. I like simple RSS feed that are fit in firefox browser…I didn’t like either bloglines or google reader…
    Feeds in firefox are nice and neat and really fast.

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